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The Marine Microbial Eukaryote Transcriptome Sequencing Project (MMETSP): Illuminating the Functional Diversity of Eukaryotic Life in the Oceans through Transcriptome Sequencing
Current sampling of genomic sequence data from eukaryotes is relatively poor, biased, and inadequate to address important questions about their biology, evolution, and ecology; this Community PageExpand
Novelty in phylogeny of gastrotricha: evidence from 18S rRNA gene.
Gastrotricha form a phylum which is crucial for defining the origin of pseudocoelomates, in that they share a number of characters with Rotifera and Nematoda but also with acoelomates, and even theExpand
Cadmium metallothionein gene of Tetrahymena pyriformis.
A genomic sequence from Tetrahymena pyriformis, encoding a cadmium-induced metallothionein has been cloned. The gene encodes a transcript of 487 bases, with an intronless coding region of 324 nt,Expand
Large-scale phylogenomic analysis reveals the phylogenetic position of the problematic taxon Protocruzia and unravels the deep phylogenetic affinities of the ciliate lineages.
The Ciliophora is one of the most studied protist lineages because of its important ecological role in the microbial loop. While there is an abundance of molecular data for many ciliate groups, it isExpand
Cytophotometric evidence for cell ‘transdifferentiation’ in planarian regeneration
SummaryThe role and fate of male germ cells in planarian regeneration was studied in a population ofDugesia lugubris s.1. which provided a suitable karyological marker to distinguish diploid maleExpand
The gene for the heat-shock protein 70 of Euplotes focardii, an Antarctic psychrophilic ciliate
In the Antarctic ciliate, Euplotes focardii, the heat-shock protein 70 (Hsp70) gene does not show any appreciable activation by a thermal stress. Yet, it is activated to appreciable transcriptionalExpand
Plateins: A Novel Family of Signal Peptide-Containing Articulins in Euplotid Ciliates1
Abstract In euplotid ciliates, the cortex is reinforced by alveolar plates—proteinaceous scales located within the membranous alveolar sacs, forming a monolayer just below the plasma membrane. ThisExpand
Cytoskeletal proteins with N-terminal signal peptides: plateins in the ciliate Euplotes define a new family of articulins
Protistan cells employ a wide variety of strategies to reinforce and give pattern to their outermost cortical layers. Whereas some use common cytoskeletal elements such as microtubules, others areExpand
Structural characterization of mating pheromone precursors of the ciliate protozoan Euplotes raikovi. High conservation of pre and pro regions versus high variability of secreted regions.
The precursors of Euplotes raikovi pheromones Er-2 and Er-10 have been structurally characterized from the sequences of their coding regions that were amplified and cloned using the polymerase chainExpand
Biomonitoring of Lake Garda: Identification of ciliate species and symbiotic algae responsible for the "black-spot" bloom during the summer of 2004.
At the end of July 2004, a "black-spot" appeared in the western portion of Lake Garda, an oligomictic lake classified as meso-oligotrophic. A few days later, this phenomenon spread throughout theExpand